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Supported Employment (SE, in Swedish SIUS)

Country of implementation
Sweden
General short description of the innovation
SE means that an employer and employee receive support from someone with special competence to provide support during the matching-process, hiring-process, and on sight after a person has been hired. The support is provided for persons with a disability which implies a reduced working capacity. From 2014 the SE posts will be expanded, it will also be possible to combine with the subsidized employment measure called developmentjobs, also targeted toward persons with reduced working capacity due to disability.
Target group
Disabled
Policy Field
  • employment
Type of Policy
  • public
Duration of the policy
Starting year: (2007?) - Ongoing
Scope of innovation
  • Budgets: 10 416 666 ? for the year 2014 (an increase from the previous year)
  • Number of intended beneficiaries: December 2001: 6200 pers
  • Spatial coverage: National
General description of (intended) objectives and strategies
The unemployment numbers among people with disabilities have risen and the government believes this to be the effect of employers contingency when it comes to hiring from this group. Increasing the support during an employment process is deemed to be an adequate strategy for decreasing unemployment in this segment of the labor market by increasing the will to hire among employers.
Type of ideal-typical strategy for the innovation
  • dualisation
  • flexicurity
Type of innovation
  • new policy, practice or measure
New outputs
  • job guidance, coaching and/or counselling
  • learning workplaces
  • subsidies/tax-credits
Intended target group
People with reduced working capacity due to disability.
Working age population
  • employment situation
  • main source of income: social protection
Actors involved in policy-making/implementation and/or evaluation
  • central state
Intended output
  • job guidance, coaching and counselling
  • learning workplaces
  • subsidies/tax-credits
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